Hugsnotdrugs Photos & Videos

1 hour ago

It’s B I O P H I L I A!!! And I’ll be spreading the hugs 🤗 20 seconds of hug provides medical healing properties - oxytocin is produced, the which lowers blood pressure and aids social bonding; serotonin is the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter providing feelings of wellness and happiness. Muscles relax, self-esteem is boosted and immune system triggered. #HUGSNOTDRUGS 🤗🤗🤗 Hug givers can be found wearing these aprons #biophilia #wellness #mokelake #queenstown #yoga #mountains #nature #breathe #oxytocin #serotonin #happyplace #mindfulness #healing

2 hours ago

Yesterday I saw my mental health diagnoses in writing for the first time. Seems weird when I received my official laundry list about two years ago, and have known more than half my life. Seeing them in my personal health record for the first time made my stomach churn with permanence. BIPOLAR DISORDER. DEPRESSION. ADHD. CONDUCT DISORDERS. ANXIETY DISORDERS. What a shit report card just staring/slapping me in the face. Even after learning these things awhile ago I was able to dissociate that "nahhh, that isn't me'' Out of sight, out of mind. A very handy trick we learn in the depths of substance abuse. And I've kept this "secret" mostly to myself because of the mental health stigma that I can just "get over it" “you don’t look sick” or that these things just straight up do not exist. My brain spends most of its wake time trying to control every moment so my moods do not fluctuate too much in one direction, worrying about things out of my control or so far in advance you'd be amazed, checking all decisions 20x if i'm normal vs. manic, if my depression allows me to even make a solid decision, attempting to focus on one thing -haha yea right- and some days preventing self-sabotage of the jumping off a cliff variety. If someone even raises their voice to me I completely break down from past trauma. The only relief I get is getting some sleep, til my anxiety rudely wakes me up every night when the melatonin wears off. Outwardly I seem normal (maybe a bit weird) but internally I am dealing with all this shit EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. and yet I minimize myself bc no one wants to talk about it or believe it. It is exhausting, especially being sober but I do it through therapy, sobriety, self love, and a loving support network. I will never complain bc I’m happy to be here. Not everyone is as lucky as me. PLEASE BE FUCKING KIND TO EACH OTHER YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SOMEONE ELSE IS DEALING WITH. Included some tips in there for how to help others. Thanks for coming to my TedTalk. BK (DAY 697) 📸: @thehurstsandco #therapyiscool #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #recovery #sober #selflove #breakthestigma #coping #endstigma

3 hours ago

Find a friend who won’t leave your side through the good times and bad. Find a friend that cries when you cry, and laughs when you laugh. Find a friend that will give you hope when you’re hopeless, and will believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself. Find a friend that you can trust. Trust with your secrets, trust that they will always have your best interest in mind, and trust to tell you when you need to know you are wrong. They are rare, but they do exist. Find your kindred spirit... and set the world on fire!! ❤️🙏

16 hours ago

This is an experiment! If this is well received, I may do more of these. I had a lot of fun making it! Swipe to see the advice given by your choice, and let me know what you think. The deck I used tonight is the Golden Bottacelli Tarot by Pietro Alligo.

18 hours ago

21 hours ago

“I’ve gotten away with a lot in my life. The older you get, the more you realize you’re not getting away with it, it’s taking its toll somewhere. So you try not to put yourself in those situations. Part of the mysterious process called growing up. Some people do that better than others.”- Jon Hamm in an interview after divulging that he had spent some time in treatment for alcohol addiction back in 2015.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #addiction #soberlife #sobriety #recovery #recoveryisworthit #sobermovement #12steps #wedorecover #wellness #soberissexy #onedayatatime #cleanandserene #cleanandsober #sobrietyrocks #recoverywin #recoveryispossible #mentalhealthmatters #positivevibesonly #anxietyrecovery #stressfreezone #mitadone #depression #fit #hugsnotdrugs #detoxday #roadtorecovery #yoga #soberbadass #livinginrecovery #recoverylifestyle⁣ at Riverwalk Ranch

1 day ago

2 days ago

I’m ok quote quote quote !! Bitch! Where’s my 1 year token anyways I’m bout to start talking to addicts and youth about my story soon!! #fuckboy #hugsnotdrugs #soberbitch #sobriety #oneyearsober #soberlife #soberliving #stayclean #addiction #addictionrecovery #recovering #bigmoves #postivevibes #postivethoughts #tattedup #pittsburgh #letsgo #loveyourself #explore #beyourself #gamerforlife anyone can get clean if you knew me you kno this is a fact💔pills are just as addicting as anything else

2 days ago

2 days ago

But seriously, this truly is my official stance. If you tell more than one person you're a recovering addict, word WILL spread. At least if you're open about it, there won't be secrets, rumors, and dirty lies flying around about you. Own that shit.